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Mark Wahlberg to open burger chain in the UK and Ireland

21 March 2012 by
Mark Wahlberg to open burger chain in the UK and Ireland

Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg has announced plans to launch a burger chain in the UK and Ireland.

The Contraband actor, who runs his Wahlburger restaurant in Hingham, Massachusetts, said business at the site was going so well - making $17,000 a day - he is now expanding it to the other side of the Atlantic.

"We do higher-end burgers. Yesterday, we sold 1,300. It's run by my brother, Paul, who is a five-star chef. We're opening a bunch of them in Britain and Ireland this year," he told the Metro.

"When I first mentioned the idea of Wahlburgers, people were like, ‘Oh my God, that's a stupid idea.'

"What they don't realise is how talented my brother is. I would never risk putting my name out there in a way that would end up being bad. You can get people to show up because of the name but they are going to come back because they like the food.

"A successful burger place takes maybe $2,400 a day. A really successful one does $6,000. We're making $17,000 a day. There are lines queuing around the corner."

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By Kerstin Kühn

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